Release date: June 11, 2020
Updated: July 2, 2020
This topic contains:
- Software requirements for deployment
- Hardware requirements for deployment
- Ports that need to be open in your deployment
- Review your product Administrator Guides and release notes for the exact product requirements beyond these minimums.
- SolarWinds recommends reviewing the Orion Platform 2020.2 Release Notes.
The following table lists software requirements and recommendations for a Serv-U installation.
|IP Address versions||
|Web console browser||
The following major browsers are supported with the basic web client, for file management and for web administration purposes:
To be able to use Web Client Pro and FTP Voyager JV, Java must be installed and enabled in the browser. Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 7 and 8 are supported for Web Client Pro and FTP Voyager JV.
Web Client Pro does not work on Linux in Google Chrome version later than 35 due to an incompatibility between Chrome and the Java browser plug-in.
Apple users must have at least Mac OS X 10.6 installed.
|Database server (optional)||
|LDAP server (optional)||
Use the minimum hardware configuration if you are evaluating the product or do not anticipate heavy usage.
SolarWinds strongly suggests using the recommended hardware configuration to avoid potential performance issues caused by a heavy load or custom configurations.
(up to 10,000 configured users and 250 simultaneous transfers)
|CPU||1 GHz||2 GHz+ multi-core||Multiple 3.2 GHz+ multi-core|
|Memory||256Mb||2 GB+||4 GB+|
|Network||10/100 Mbps NIC||10/100 Mbps NIC||10/100 Mbps NIC|
|Hard drive space||30 MB||120MB||120MB|
|Video||128 MB Video RAM||128 MB Video RAM||128 MB Video RAM|
|21||TCP||FTP and explicit SSL/TLS||Bidirectional||FTP is the traditional protocol for transferring files over the Internet. Traditionally, FTP is handled in plain-text. However, SSL connections are explicitly supported through the use of the AUTH command.|
|22||TCP||SFTP Using SSH2||Bidirectional||SFTP is a secure method of transferring files through a secure shell session. It performs all protocol communications and data transfers over the same port eliminating the need to open multiple ports in firewalls (as is commonly required when using FTP). SFTP sessions are always encrypted.|
|80||TCP||HTTP||Bidirectional||HTTP is the protocol used to browse websites. It is also a simple method for downloading and transferring files. One benefit to adding an HTTP listener to a domain is the availability of the Web Client, which allows users to transfer files to and from your file server without the need for a standalone client.|
|443||TCP||HTTPS (SSL encrypted HTTP)||Bidirectional||HTTPS is identical to HTTP except all communications are secured using SSL. Like FTPS, a secure connection is implied when connecting to a listener running the HTTPS protocol.|
|990||TCP||Implicit FTPS (SSL/TLS)||Bidirectional||FTPS is identical to FTP, although connecting to a listener configured for FTPS means an SSL connection is required before any protocol communication is performed. This is commonly referred to as Implicit FTPS.|
These are defaults: you can use any port between 1 and 65535. However, when using a non-standard port, clients must know the proper port in advance when they attempt to connect to the domain. If using a non-standard port, it is recommended you use a value above 1024 to prevent potential conflicts.